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Arkansas State Symbols - State Gemstone Diamond

You might be able to locate diamonds in other places in Arkansas, but if you are serious  about finding one, you need to go to Crater of Diamonds State Park near Murfreesboro.  This 911 acre park has a 37 acre plowed field over a diamond bearing volcanic pipe - a 95 million year old volcano crater.  The first diamond was found here in 1906 by a farmer.  The site went through numerous owners and attempts to commercially mine diamonds, but there aren't enough stones to make commercial mining profitable.  The site was purchased by the state in 1972.  Since the

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